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Chairlift at Fernie Alpine Resort to undergo maintenance work

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BC Local News is reporting that Timber Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) in British Columbia, Canada, will undergo maintenance work this year that will allow it to operate more smoothly in time for the 2019 – 2020 winter season.

Built in 1998, Timber offers access to the White Pass and Polar Peak chairs, and more advanced terrain at FAR.

The maintenance project will involve specialist crews from Leitner, the lift manufacturer, and the replacement of the motor drive and operational control systems. The 24 000 lb gearbox will also be rebuilt, which is done every 20 000 operating hours. Scheduled maintenance will also include the installation of new communication lines from top to bottom and an additional safety/control circuit to minimise unplanned lift stoppages.

A resort spokesperson said: “For guests, this should reduce the occurrence of nuisance stops. We invest a considerable amount of people time and resources into lift care. We are very proud of our highly skilled and very professional team responsible for the care and operation of our lifts.”

FAR will provide regular updates on the project.

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